Purdy, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


Purdy Local Links & Resources:
Hotels | Resources | ALL Purdy Content

Also See: Gig Harbor, WA ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps | Local Area Photos

Purdy, Washington - Basic Facts

The Purdy Census Designated Place had a population of 1,665 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Purdy is located at latitude 47.3965 and longitude -122.6046 in Pierce County. The formal boundaries for the Purdy Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pierce County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 30 feet.

The Purdy Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2585024) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Purdy Census Designated Place is located within Gig Harbor Peninsula Division of Pierce County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Purdy population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Neighborhood Data

Address Based Hyperlocal Data Input an address and get data & demographics for the pertinent census block group (CBG), a searchable map and a customized directory. The CBG is the smallest geographical unit used by the Census Bureau for reporting certain data.


Purdy Census Designated Place, WA Boundary Map

Also See: BIG Map | Driving Directions | WA Congressional Districts
Boundary Maps: Gig Harbor Peninsula Division | Pierce County | Washington Counties

Search the map for:

Purdy, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,665
Daytime Population: Workers 918
Daytime Population: Residents 916
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,834
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.10
Population in Households 1,662
Population in Familes 1,400
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 710
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $83,239
Average Household Income $112,533
Per Capita Income $44,189


Total Housing Units 753 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 591 (78.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 118 (15.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $377,083
Average Home Value $394,120


Total Households 709
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 512
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.05% 1.29%
Households 0.89% 1.27%
Families 2.21% 1.22%
Median Household Income   2.03%
Per Capita Income   2.51%

Purdy, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Purdy to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 338 46th
Population Density # 365 42nd
Diversity Index # 442 30th
Median Household Income # 106 83rd
Per Capita Income # 73 89th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Washington Census Data Comparison Tool.

Washington Research Tools

Washington Census Data Comparison Tool

Compare Washington Census Data
Highest or Lowest:
Puerto Rico’s Forgotten Island Vieques Needs Help

Puerto Rico’s Forgotten Island Vieques Needs Help

In the very early morning hours of September 20, 2017, the eyewall of Hurricane Maria passed over the tiny island of Vieques, Puerto Rico as a Category 5 hurricane, before moving westwards to mainland Puerto Rico. Maria ravaged the 60-square mile island with sustained winds of over 150 MPH and storm surges of over 12 feet, destroying homes, local businesses and causing widespread devastation.

Learn how you can help now!